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« on: January 04, 2015 04:05:02 PM »

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My son got a beginning origami book for Christmas. When he found a cicada pattern in it I told him how much I liked cicadas so he made one for me. Then I had an idea. I wondered if I could make them out of fabric. After a couple of tries I'd had it figured out enough, and tweaked slightly for fabric, that I wanted to share it with other cicada-lovin' folk.



Begin with a square of fabric. I had a 5x5" template already cut out for something else so I just used that. I made one cicada with two pieces of fabric stitched together (the blue one) but found that it was too bulky to work with.



Trace your shape and cut it out.



I ironed it at this point. Turn it wrong-side up and bring two opposite corners together. Iron the fold.





Now bring one of the folded points up to the top point. Iron. Then repeat on the other side.





Now, take one of the top points and fold it back down, slightly off-center. This is going to form the cicada's wing.



After a few tries I realized that some stitches would be needed to hold this fabric cicada together. Your first ones will go at the top edge of this new fold. Iron it before stitching the fold down.



Now repeat on the other side. Fold the wing, iron it, then stitch it.







Now fold down one of the top points, not quite all the way. Iron.



Fold down the second point, again, not quite all the way, and iron it. You want to leave glimpses of the fabric beneath.



Stitch a line down the center of the body to keep the last two folds in place.





Now fold the outside edge to the back. Touch the edge of the side to the center line. Iron.





At this point another stitch is needed. Stitch along one wing to the center.





Repeat on the other side. (Fold the side to the back, iron, and stitch.)







You could probably stop at this point but I went a bit further to create a little bit more shape to the body (and to closer resemble the paper version). Put some stitches into the bottom of the cicada to pull the sides together a bit.





Et Voila!!



I would love to hear how everyone's attempts at this go and please let me know if you figure out any little tricks that improve on this process. Happy crafting!!

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« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2015 04:16:32 PM »

That is such a cool idea to tweak oragami patterns for fabric!! ooh the possibilities - you're going to be covered head to toe in cicada fabric broaches aren't you?  Wink
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« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2015 04:18:33 PM »

That is such a cool idea to tweak oragami patterns for fabric!! ooh the possibilities - you're going to be covered head to toe in cicada fabric broaches aren't you?  Wink

I know, right!! I started looking at all the designs in my son's origami book with a hungry eye. I definitely think these need to be embellished with beads and stitching. This is only the beginning! Muahahahaha!!!
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« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2015 04:20:31 PM »

That is such a cool idea to tweak oragami patterns for fabric!! ooh the possibilities - you're going to be covered head to toe in cicada fabric broaches aren't you?  Wink

I know, right!! I started looking at all the designs in my son's origami book with a hungry eye. I definitely think these need to be embellished with beads and stitching. This is only the beginning! Muahahahaha!!!

YESSSS!! That's exactly what I was thinking - beads and maybe the odd assemblage bit if it fits well.
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« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2015 04:22:14 PM »

That is such a cool idea to tweak oragami patterns for fabric!! ooh the possibilities - you're going to be covered head to toe in cicada fabric broaches aren't you?  Wink

I know, right!! I started looking at all the designs in my son's origami book with a hungry eye. I definitely think these need to be embellished with beads and stitching. This is only the beginning! Muahahahaha!!!

YESSSS!! That's exactly what I was thinking - beads and maybe the odd assemblage bit if it fits well.

Ooh... now you're thinking. I am getting some ideas. The family can eat later, I think I need to get back to the craft room. Grin
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« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2015 06:05:00 PM »

That is awesome! I made a fabric origami crane once - ONCE - and swore never again! So fiddly, and me and my sewing machine have never been the best of buddies when it comes to small things.  It only likes long, simple seams!
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« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2015 06:27:47 PM »

I have always wondered if origami would work with fabric.  Thanks for trying it out and sharing.

One idea:  if you don't want all the edges to fray, maybe you could cut your square on the bias.  The very corners would probably fray out after a bit of folding.  But you could probably starch the fabric to compensate for the stretch from the bias.  Or you could try a featherweight interfacing.
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« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2015 06:10:36 AM »

Great tutorial! It's very cool to see origami in fabric!
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« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2015 12:02:30 PM »

Beautiful tute! Thank you for posting, I love them and will try it soon.
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« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2015 06:57:10 PM »

That is such a cool idea to tweak oragami patterns for fabric!! ooh the possibilities -

That is exactly what I was going to say! I might have to try an origami frog first...

Thanks for such a clear and detailed tutorial!
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